Beaverbank Radar Base Complete Walkthrough

Royal Canadian Air Force Station Beaverbank

“Opened in 1954 as RCAF Station Beaverbank, with the radar functions being run by No. 22 Aircraft Control & Warning Squadron”.

“RCAF Station Beaverbank occupied a unique location in proximity to Canada’s largest Atlantic seaport and its biggest naval base, making it an important early warning radar during the manual environment of the 1950s. Since manned bomber raids by the Soviet Union in the area were considered quite likely, it was felt that RCAF Station Beaverbank fulfilled a critical role in the early days of Canada’s and North America’s air defence”. Article from ‘Military Bruce’:

Canadian Military History

https://militarybruce.com/abandoned-canadian-military-bases/pinetree-line/admin-4/

Royal Canadian Air Force Station Beaverbank

Opened in 1954 as RCAF Station Beaverbank, with the radar functions being run by No. 22 Aircraft Control & Warning Squadron.RCAF Station Beaverbank occupied a unique location in proximity to Canada’s largest Atlantic seaport and its biggest naval base, making it an important early warning radar during the manual environment of the 1950s.

Since manned bomber raids by the Soviet Union in the area were considered quite likely, it was felt that RCAF Station Beaverbank fulfilled a critical role in the early days of Canada’s and North America’s air defense.

Today, all that remains is the operations building, abandoned and crumbling, and the base headquarters, which was turned into a nursing home called Ivy Meadows Retirement Homes.  The remaining buildings and PMQs were demolished in the fall of 2004.

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